Resource Stewardship and Sustainability Program
Baylor College of Medicine's Resource Stewardship and Sustainability Program celebrated its seventh anniversary in July. Even as the program has matured, the focus on sustainable practices over the past year has produced significant gains on every front.
We attribute these recycled material gains and energy savings to the College community’s conservation awareness and to the volunteers who help our program run smoothly.
Recycling & Sustainability Highlights
During 2012, the Resource Stewardship and Sustainability Program:
- Conserved 33,113,00 gallons of water, enough to fill 53 Olympic-sized swimming pools.
- Recycled 145,097 pounds of metal, or enough to make 73 full sized cars.
- Recycled 12,000 pounds of plastic, or enough to save 23 barrels of crude oil.
- Recycled enough paper and cardboard to save 7,234 trees.
- Increased the amount of commodities recycled by 30.40 percent.
Volunteers are the key to BCM Resource Stewardship and Sustainability Program’s success. The recycling and sustainability program would not exist without their help. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact Gabi De la Rosa at (713) 798-1051 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Baylor College of Medicine's commitment to recycling and sustainability continues to gain momentum. Students, trainees, faculty and staff alike are joining forces and incorporating a range of conservation practices to help create a more sustainable environment. Check out some ways to reduce your environmental footprint.
Our partners throughout the Texas Medical Center continue to support our recycling effort with increased communications and collections. Baylor College of Medicine also collects paper products from Ben Taub Hospital, Baylor Clinic, USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center, The Faculty Center, The Feigin Center, the McGovern Campus, the BCM Medical Building, Texas Woman's University, and the Travis Building/Hilton Hotel.